Deputy Dean of Education

King's College London - Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN)

The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), a constituent faculty of King’s College London, is Europe’s premier institution of its kind in scale and reputation. Its outstanding academic performance was recognised in REF2014; the IoPPN was the second most powerful unit in the UK for Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience and achieved a 100% “world leading” rating for its academic environment. It has nearly 300 academic staff, and an annual turnover of nearly £130m, with £39m of this related to its educational activities. Education is central to the mission of the IoPPN and is at the heart of its ambitious growth and expansion plans.

Given the significant growth in the education portfolio over recent years, the creation from scratch of an UG Psychology programme in 2015 and huge scaleup in distance learning and online provision, a new role of Deputy Dean of Education is being created to support the Dean of Education and the Institute Executive. The appointee will be responsible for leading on a number of strategic projects in the area of student satisfaction and student wellbeing, and internationalisation. They will also play a key role delivering the King’s Education Strategy locally.

The Deputy Dean will stand in for the Dean of Education on a number of committees and in various fora internally and externally.

The job is expected to be held by a scholar, at Senior Lecturer, Reader or possibly Professorial level, who is recognised for developing and/or leading successful teaching programmes and broader educational initiatives. Expertise in student satisfaction or student mental health, as well as experience in delivering education internationally, would be viewed particularly favourably. Strong candidates will have experience in or be sympathetic with the culture of a research led university. The IoPPN is poised for growth and candidates will need to bring dynamism to the role.

The appointee will be expected to have independent research interests that relate to the cognate areas of the school. However, it is expected that the incumbent will give priority to their education leadership role.

For further details on the role, please visit www.minervasearch.com/ioppn. To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to ioppn@minervasearch.com.

The closing date for applications is Friday 2nd March 2018.